Library to host open-mic night

Performers can make noise as long as it’s acoustic.


The famous saying goes that everybody gets 15 minutes of fame sometime in their lives. The Clark County Public Library is offering up such a chance.

The first Open Mic Night allows singers and musicians 15 minutes to entertain live from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, in the rotunda of the main library, 201 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield.

“This is a way to showcase different talents,” said Allison Peck, library public relations manager. “People can play guitar, harmonica; they can even play a washboard or the spoons as long as it’s acoustic.”

Open Mic Night is open to adults ages 18-older. Artists can perform original songs or covers, but they should be family-friendly.

Music fans are encouraged to attend, and participants are welcome to invite their family and friends.

“The rotunda has good acoustics, and it’s not disruptive to the library” said Peck, who said that past musicians who’ve played there also liked the rotunda’s lighting.

Interested participants should reserve a 15-minute slot prior to the show, which will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Peck said the library hosted youth poetry events years ago, and in April had a local authors’ book fair. A successful turnout could lead to similar events in the future.

It could even be a chance to see a budding star before they play across the street at the Clark State Performing Arts Center.

The public is invited to offer suggestions for future events they’d like to see or participate in, said Peck.



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